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The signing ceremony of the MOA for the Pilot Project on Carbon Accounting, Verification, and Certification System was held on November 9, 2018 at the N Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. The MOA was signed by FMB Director Nonito Tamayo, DENR 10 Regional Executive Director Arleigh Adorable, and Engr. Tito Mendoza, representative of Holcim Resources & Development Corporation (HRDC), the private sector partner for CAVCS.

The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) in partnership with the USAID B+WISER Program spearheaded the upgrade and deployment of Lawin SMART 6. The activity aims to capacitate Data Managers and Resource Managers from the DENR Region, PENRO and CENRO with the new features of SMART 6.

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Global Objectives on Forest
On 20 January, 2017, during the UN Forum on Forests, 197 Member States reached agreement on the first UN Strategic Plan for Forests that provides an ambitious vision for global forests in 2030. This plan will significantly improve the outlook for the world’s forests, including a target that would expand the world’s forests by 120 million hectares - an area about the size of South Africa - by 2030.
“Agriculture, forestry and fisheries contribute massively to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals… Forests and sustainable management of forests are core aspects of SDG15 and its targets. |more|
UN Forest Instrument: A Framework For Implementing Sustainable Forest Management
As a framework for implementing sustainable forest management, the UN Forest Instrument includes a set of 25 National Policies and Measures, which are designed to bring the country closer to the goal of achieving sustainably managed forest ecosystems all over the archipelago. Although on voluntary basis, each member state of UNFF is responsible for the sustainable management of its forests and enforcement of its forest-related laws. Importantly, in addition to the Government’s forest service units, all relevant stakeholders including local government units (LGU), local and indigenous communities, and non-governmental, civil society, academe, and media organizations will be involved through transparent, participatory constructive engagements, dialogues, and consultations. |more|
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